Awaken to Heat of Rocks and Cotton : Raichur

Tripoto
4th Mar 2016

Darga of five sisters and a brother lie on top of the hill and raichur view

Photo of Awaken to Heat of Rocks and Cotton : Raichur by Hanee

Listening to the chuk chuk of train for 10hrs from Bangalore stopped at Manchester of cotton city "Raichur". Was welcomed by the heat and a pretty smile from my friend who resides there. On the way from railway station to her house I could see statues of poets erected and Rocks and hills . Freshened up had a hearty breakfast and started my exploring from government college and its hospital ; Okay don't get any ideas my freind who is a medical student had class so I was left with option of waiting or checking out hospital ,I choose latter.  Next stop  MARKET  why?, to see pathar (rock) hathi (elephant)and her babies , history states that there was a tunnel below it that leads to Hampi which is not closed. 

Photo of Awaken to Heat of Rocks and Cotton : Raichur 1/5 by Hanee  

Raichur fort was closed so we rode towards rock hills on which lies Darga of five sisters and a brother and of course one can watch the entire Raichur. Huffing and puffing in the sun following a sure footed local boy reached the top and felt it was worth the energy spent.
Photo of Awaken to Heat of Rocks and Cotton : Raichur 2/5 by Hanee   after resting in the cold Dome which stands adjacent to the darga walked down the hills lemme tell you something there s a darga on the foot of the hill as we as on the top.

Next stop  NANDISHWARA Temple next to  AAM LAKE( mango lake  )  there s rock which acts a ceiling for the shiv temple looks exactly like a BULL  and its nature made not man made, the place also has a Nav Graham , a Gudi for ganesha ,a temple for Said Baba all in all many gods gathered together :) 
Photo of Awaken to Heat of Rocks and Cotton : Raichur 3/5 by Hanee  
Photo of Awaken to Heat of Rocks and Cotton : Raichur 4/5 by Hanee  
Photo of Awaken to Heat of Rocks and Cotton : Raichur 5/5 by Hanee   
After feeling the divinity of places , we rode to brewberry to have cold coffee after which rode back home rested until 5:00 PM and visited the raichur fort which isn't maintained well one can just walk one stretch and complete the fort explore normally I have noticed locals either sitting there n relaxing or going for a evening stroll and beware loads of mosquitoes around ;) . we went zooming all round the city Raichur has a huge thermal power plant it looks like it touches the sky . after having eye full went home slept like a baby as we had a train booked to get us back to Bengaluru.

P.S: My Take
  • Climbing the hill is worth it , trust me when I say it coz I am the one with a injured leg 
  • Travelling  via day train BAD IDEA  
  • Train travelas two states Karnataka and AP roaming phone charges apply 
  • Travel by train is better than bus and less expensive I.e- ticket for two max 800
  • Will I visit Raichur again ? Of course people are kind and I still did not visit HATTI gold mine ;)

cold chocolate coffee at brew berry's :)

Photo of Raichur, Karnataka, India by Hanee

Raichur fort

Photo of raichur fort by Hanee

Raichur fort

Photo of raichur fort by Hanee
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